Islam's Historical Influence on the West


Muslims conquered the Eastern Roman Empire, Syria, Palestine, Eastern Anatolia, Armenia, Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt and North Africa between 634-644 A.D. Muslim pirates blockaded trade across the Mediterranean. This caused a catastrophic drop in products shipped from the East to the West, including papyrus reeds from the Nile delta which were used for paper in Europe. The paper shortage resulted in literacy declining and fewer books being written which, together with other factors, led to the Dark Ages.

When the Ottoman Muslims sacked Constantinople in 1453, it ended the land trade routes from Europe to India and China which led Columbus to look for a sea route, beginning the Age of Discovery.

When Ottoman Muslims invaded Greece, there was a flood of Greek treasures, art and literature hurriedly carried to Florence, Italy. This led Europe to a re-interest in Greek culture called the Renaissance.

As the wealth of Greek Byzantine Empire flowed to Florence, Italy, many were made rich, most notably the families of Medici and Borgia, who financed artists Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci.

The above was excerpted from the article, Muslim War With Americans Began Around 640 A.D. by Bill Federer.

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Susan Best 10:23 AM  

Very simply stated but important history lesson. Thanks for publishing this. I shared it on my Facebook page.

Walter Sieruk 3:10 PM  

This citizen warrior article mentions in history the invading Muslim armies and conquered upper and lower Egypt.”

So in comparing the history of invading Muslim armies in Lower Egypt in the city of Alexandria with the invading military jihad Muslims forces ISIS in this twenty first century.

In should be made clear that he Muslims who make up the jihadists of that heinously murderous and destructive jihad entity ,ISIS ,with all their awful violence are best at one things which creating inflecting death on humans and disaster and destruction The ISIS /jihadists never create or make anything of value, or that is good and worthwhile . They are only destructive and not ever constructive. The jihadists of ISIS destroy people, buildings , both religious and non-religious building , They destroy other kinds of architecture , both ancient and modern architecture, Thy destroy music, they destroy literature and manuscripts .Those jihadists of ISIS with their jihad for Islam only destroy.

This proves that history can repeats itself. In this, case with ISIS and Muslims the jihad for their religion. For i after the close of ancient history there was the grand and wonderful Library of Alexandra in Egypt which building that contained much literature and many manuscripts of great value and worth . Then in the year AD 642 came the zeal- filled Muslim warriors who then destroyed building that was that library and all the valuable manuscripts and literature contained in the building. As was in those destructive jihad-minded Muslims in the year 642.who destroyed it all. So it is with the jihad –minded Muslims of ISIS in the twenty -first century .They just destroy.

To become clearer regarding the history of warrior /jihadist Muslims with their closed Islamic minded and which now is reflected by the destructive actions of the warrior/ jihadists of ISIS is the following.

“The Library of Alexandria was he center of intellectual life in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, holding scrolls of all Greek literature and thought, joined by the Latin works once the Romans started writing anything worth reading. In AD 642 shortly after the founding of Islam, a Muslim army captured Alexandria, and their leader said “If those book are in agreement with Koran, we have no need of them: and if those are opposed to the Koran , destroy them.” [1]

[1] The Greeks by Diane Harris Cline , pages 212,213.

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